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AleSmith Grand Cru Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Grand Cru AleAleSmith Grand Cru Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

668 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 668
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 95
Gots: 119 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bottle conditioned.
AleSmith Grand Cru really needs to be tasted to be truly appreciated. Toasty, caramelly flavors, as well as flavors imparted by the Belgian yeast strain, predominate over a tapestry of subtle nuances. Winner of the blue ribbon at the 1999 California State Fair, it is a thing of beauty. It is available in 750 ml. champagne bottles.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 12-16-2005)
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Osiris9588

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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml green glass bottle, capped and wrapped in red foil--no date or vintage. Pours a murky amber color with an orage hue, brightening when held to light. Plenty of sediment floats near the bottom. The beige head is big and fluffy, never growing too firm, shows decent retention.

The aroma is dominated by sweet malt and yeast, accented by notes of fig and cherry. The flavor blends the elements of the aroma along with strong candi sugar and licorice. The alcohol is unmistakenly there but not intrusive.

The mouth is light, but it is very complex on the palate. It's sweet, yet never cloying as different notes strike on all points of the palate. Very drinkable, though I think one 750ml bottle would be plenty for nearly anyone. Well balanced and very good overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2007 05:39:42 | More by Osiris9588
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AleSmith Grand Cru Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.